These seminars are open to Oxford research students and Faculty members working in international law as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Held on Wednesday mornings in term time, from 09.30 to 10.30 in the Wharton Room in All Souls College. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of his or her research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and is an excellent way of keeping up to date in the subject and of honing analytical skills.

Hilary Term 2018 schedule

Week 1: 17 Jan
Introductory  session
Welcome back / informal discussion

Week 2: 24 Jan

Talita de Souza Dias (DA) (DPhil)
Recharacterisation of criminal law: Interpreting the Principle of Legality in International Criminal Law
Week 3: 31 JanJessup Moot students – NB this session is extended to 11.00am
Week 4: 7 FebNavy Lawyers presentation: Alison Williams, Moira Macmillan, Jade Gaudet, Chris Gardiner, Michael Payne, Ed Hannah, Andy Ramage
Week 5: 14 FebNdjodi Ndeunyema (DPhil) (Sandra Fredman)
Theorizing international law and its application  in Namibia
Week 6: 21 FebZach Vermeer (DA) (DPhil)
Intervention by Invitation and the Alleged Prohibition of Military Assistance to Governments in Civil Wars
Week 7: 28 FebPenny Ehrhardt
Families as holders of economic, social and cultural group rights (and implications for single-parent families
Week 8: 7 Mar
Daniel Kaasik (DPhil)(CR)
‘Invoking State Responsibility for Breaches of Collective Obligations: The Erga Omnes Effects of Inter Se Settlements’